How to Report a Road Closure in Google Maps

In Google Maps, you can report traffic incidents such as accidents, congestion, construction, and even speed traps. Google Maps crowdsources these reports and uses them to inform other drivers of potential upcoming travel events.

These types of reports are generally temporary, but you can also report longer lasting events such as road closures in Google Maps. How you make this kind of report isn’t as clear as reporting other traffic incidents, but is relatively easy once you know where to look.

In this article, we’ll show you how to report a road closure in Google Maps on your Android, iPhone, or PC.

How to Report a Road Closure in Google Maps

You can report a road closure in Google Maps by dropping a pin on the road and choosing the Report a problem/Suggest an edit option in the following menu. Below, we’ll show you step-by-step instructions on how on your PC, Android, or iPhone.

Android/iPhone

  1. Open the Google Maps app on your Android or iPhone.
  2. Locate the road you wish to report as closed and tap and hold it until a pin appears.
    Google Maps Mobile App Dropped Pin on Road
  3. Swipe up on the small Handle above the Directions button near the bottom.
    Google Maps Mobile App Swipe Up Handle Above Dropped Pin Label
  4. In the menu that appears, tap Report a problem/Suggest an edit. This option varies and might include “on Dropped Pin” or “on <nearest address>”.
    Google Maps Mobile App Report a Problem on Dropped Pin in Swipe up Menu
  5. On the following screen, tap Add or fix a road and then select Road closed.
    Google Maps Mobile App Road Closed in Add or Fix a Road Under Send Feedback Menu
  6. Tap the closed road on the map that appears, and select it again in the menu that appears.
    Google Maps Mobile App Road on Select Road to Edit Screen
  7. Complete the Road closed form with any relevant information you have and tap Send when finished.
    Google Maps Mobile App Send on Road Closed Feedback Form

Desktop/PC

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  1. Open maps.google.com in a web browser on your PC.
  2. Locate the road you wish to report as closed and click it. A small grey pin will appear.
    Google Maps Web Dropped Pin on Road
  3. Click the address/nearest location in the window that appears near the bottom.
    Google Maps Web Nearest Address to Dropped Pin Window
  4. In the menu that appears on the left, click Report a problem/Suggest an edit. This option varies and might include “on Dropped Pin” or “on <nearest address>”.
    Google Maps Web Report a Problem on Dropped Pin in Left Menu
  5. In the following window, click Add or fix a road.
    Google Maps Web Add or Fix a Road in Send Feedback Window
  6. Click the closed road on the map in the window that appears.
    Google Maps Web Road Highlighted on Map in Add or Fix Road Window
  7. Check Closed or blocked in the leftmost menu that appears, fill out any additional information that me be helpful, and then click Done.
    Google Maps Web Closed or Blocked and Done Button in Add or Fix Road Window

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